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Three Peaks in Three Days - Guided - August 2024

at a glance

Day 1 Ingleton - Overnight stay
Day 2 Whernside - 736m (2415ft) - 9 miles (14.5 kilometres)
Day 3 Pen-y-Ghent - 694m (2280ft) - 9.5 miles (15 kilometres)
Day 4 Ingleborough - 723m (2370ft) - 9 miles (14.5 kilometres)
  • Grade: Grade 2

Standard Package Includes:

  • Total Distance - 27.5 miles / 44 km
  • Central based holiday
  • 3 Nights B & B En-Suite Room Basis
  • Price based on 2 people sharing a room
  • Holiday Information Pack
  • Walking guide with group at all times
  • Packed lunches provided on walking days
  • Optional visit to White Scar Caves (entrance fee not included)

Holiday Options

  • Single Supplement - £150.00
  • Transfer from Ribblehead station - £30.00
  • Transfer back to Ribblehead station - £30.00
  • Additional Night - £100 Room Rate

Three Peaks in Three Days - Guided - August 2024 

WhernsidePen-y-ghent and Ingleborough are the famous 'Three Peaks' in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Your holiday will be based in the pretty village of Ingleston, and each day your experienced Shepherds Walks Guide will navigate you up each of the peaks, taking in the varied scenery of the limestone quarry's, the vast upland moors on the Peninne Way, and not to forget the spectacular views from the top of each hill! 

Each of our walking day's is carefully planned to guide you upto the top, on a gentle but still challenging route allowing the group to walk together and appreciate the surrounding landscape. Once reaching the summit and enjoying lunch with a view, you will be guided down a different track allowing you to see the peak from another view point and when looking back you will see your accomplishment.

At the end of each day you will be able to relax with like-minded people in quality accommodation, enjoy locally prepared food and talk over the great day’s walking you have just had.

Our guided groups welcome all ages of people, single, twin and double rooms are available. Walking in a guided group allows you to make friends, enjoy the scenery, and takes away the worry of knowing 'which way next'.  



Day 1 - Thursday 29th August 2024 - Arrive Ingleton
Day 2 - Friday 30th August 2024 - Whernside - 9m (14.5km)
Day 3 - Saturday 31st August 2024 - Pen-y-Ghent - 9.5m (15km)
Day 4 - Sunday 1st September 2024 - Ingleborough - 9m (14.5km). Depart

Unfortunately, this is not a dog friendly holiday.

Day 1 Ingleton - Overnight stay

You will arrive to you accommodation in the village of Ingleton, in the Yorkshire Dales. The pretty village of Ingleton is surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, limestone quarries, waterfalls, and of course the three peaks! There are local shops, cafe's, restaurants and pubs.

Ingleton is easy to get to by car (12 miles from the M6), but if you prefer to arrive by rail we can arrange to pick you up from Ribblehead station.

On the first evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group whilst enjoying your evening meal.

Day 2 Whernside - 736m (2415ft) - 9 miles (14.5 kilometres)

After a hearty breakfast there will be a short journey to Ribblehead, just 10 minutes from Ingleton.

Ribblehead, at the top of Ribblesdale, is in the centre of the Three Peaks and is itself famous for the Ribblehead Viaduct where the Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses the boggy moor. This was the site of an infamous shanty town during the railway construction, a task which required many tunnels, viaducts and bridges, and cost many lives.

From here you will be guided up the best route onto Whernside, the highest of the three peaks (2415ft, 736m). It is a gradual climb, initially following the Settle - Carlisle railway line before you climb up to the long summit ridge, with spectacular views of the moors before reaching the summit itself.

After lunch on the summit you will continue along the ridge before dropping back down to Ribblehead via a circular route.  

There will then be a short transfer back to Ingleton, there will be an option to visit White Scar Caves (weather and time permitting), the longest show cave in Britain. Please note entrance to the caves will be at an additional cost.

After a well deserved rest the group will get together for an evening meal.

Day 3 Pen-y-Ghent - 694m (2280ft) - 9.5 miles (15 kilometres)

After a short journey to the small village of Horton in Ribblesdale you will start your steady climb up one of the most impressive of the three peaks, Pen-y-Ghent.

At 2278 ft (694m) it is the lowest of the three peaks, though its unique shape, resembling a crouching lion, means it’s even more recognisable than the highest fell.

After lunch on the summit with views of Whernside and Ingleton you will descent on the sharper north face, then following part of the Pennine Way, down to Helwith Bridge before continuing through some limestone scenery, and a gentle river walk back to Horton on Ribblesdale.

There will then be a short transfer back to the accommodation in Ingleton.

Day 4 Ingleborough - 723m (2370ft) - 9 miles (14.5 kilometres)

After breakfast we will have a short transfer to the stunning village of Clapham. 

We start today's walk through a private estate following the Clapham Beck passing Ingleborough cave. This beautiful walk passes picturesque waterfalls and a peaceful lake before starting our climb onto the Ingleborough mountain. 

We will pass the UK's most famous pot hole, the Gaping Gill. Dropping down 98m under the fell that links to Ingleborough cave.

You will gradually climb up to the 2373 ft (723 m) summit to be greeted by more spectacular views including the two peaks walked on Friday and Saturday hopefully providing a real sense of achievement.

Again you will be able to enjoy your lunch at the top - with great sense of achievment completing the Three Peaks!

You then descend the mountain following the footpath back to the accommodation for a welcomed warm drink, before starting your journey home.


(A) Bed and breakfast accommodation (twin or double share basis).
(B) Packed lunches
(C) Fully qualified walking guide with the group every day.
(D) Emergency back-up service from Shepherds Walks Holidays mobile telephone number.
(E) Car Parking costs



(A) Any transfers
(B) Personnel clothing and equipment.
(C) Insurance
(D) Evening meals.
(E) Single room option (if required see single supplement)
(F) Pick up & drop off at station
(G) Entrance to White Scar Caves if you choose to visit.



The Shepherds Walks Representative will:

(A) Meet you on your first evening/morning at your accommodation.
(B) Walk with the group every day.
(C) Will talk you through the route for the trip.
(D) Provide you with information relating to events in the area during your time there.
(E) Be available should you have any problems during your trip

We are here to offer you the best holiday you could ever imagine and we aim to do this through the personal service that we offer. 

Make your holiday run smoothly – We are here for you. Our sole objective is for us to help you. We are here at any stage of your holiday and even in the planning stages. We tailor things to your requirements, not those of the masses.

We don’t cut corners - We want to see you again and want you to speak highly of Shepherds Walks Holidays. This is why we are literally willing to go that extra mile. The information you receive at every stage will be clear and leave you asking no questions.

We have personally walked all the trips we offer - We know exactly what you are going to embark on and can advise you on any aspects of your holiday over and well above what many of our competitors can.

Press choose to walk with us – Shepherds Walks Holidays are asked to deliver a very high percentage of the trips for journalists in the region. When the Tourist Boards are approached by a journalist wanting to visit the area who do they ask to provide their holiday or take them out walking? Shepherds Walks.

We have had press trips on all our routes and the articles speak for themselves.

Protected Holiday - All our holidays are protected through the operation of a Trust Account.

We are close at hand if you need us – We are a local business and if you need us at any time during your holiday just ask. If you are on a self guided trip we often will catch up with you, even over a drink one evening, just to make sure everything is going well. It’s better to iron out any little problems during your holiday, rather than hearing about them when you are back at home.

We enjoy great relationships with your accommodation providers and they will help us to help you

As we are literally on the doorstep we know the best places to stay. Often we will have block booked the best accommodation the previous year. We want our customers to stay in the best possible accommodation. As we know the proprietors personally and we liaise with them regularly they will go that extra mile to help us to help you whilst out on your route.

That is why Shepherds Walks has won awards and has helped people relax and totally enjoy their visit to this wonderful part of the country. We are willing to go that extra mile

What walking equipment will I need for this trip?

Good quality walking boots/shoes will be needed for the trip and given the normal weather conditions, appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproofs are recommended.

More details will be provided in the pre-departure information that you will receive when you book.

What is a Double, Twin and Single room?

Room descriptions

Double – One double bed for two people.

Twin – Two single beds each for one person.

Single – A room with a single bed for sole occupancy. We do our best to reserve a double bedded room for sole occupancy where possible but if this is not available, then your room may have a single bed in it. 

Do I need travel insurance?

If you are coming to the UK from overseas it is a condition of our tours that you are covered by medical and personal travel insurance that includes repatriation to your home country.

If you are a UK resident medical and personal travel insurance is also highly recommended, especially with cover to include Covid 19. 

If you have not organised appropriate insurance yet, please do so before you travel. 

If you have to cancel your holiday due to ill health we can issue you with a receipt for any monies paid so you can make a claim. 

Three Peaks.

Tuesday 3rd October 2023 John Sutcliffe

Really enjoyed the three peaks walk. It was well organised and the walking group were great. The accomodation was very good, although the shower in the room was poor. However, that didn't deflect from the overall experience, which was first class. Just wished that the weather on the Sunday could have been better.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Sunday 1st October 2023 Karin Mann

Fabulous Few days. Well organised would certainly recommend.

Fabulous Three Peaks Trip

Sunday 1st October 2023 Sharon Wilkinson

We had a great time in Yorkshire walking the Three Peaks with a lovely group and our super Shepherds Walk guides. We had fine weather the first couple of peaks and enjoyed Jon and Jane’s interesting talks on their experiences and the local area. The last hike, the weather was not so good but we all managed our last peak…our comfortable accommodation included a lovely breakfast and a substantial packed lunch each day and our evening meals were hearty and delicious! Just wondering which challenge to choose next…

Spectacular views and a great experience

Tuesday 16th August 2022 Prue and Rob

Our experience hiking the Three Peaks in the Yorkshire Dales was amazing.

Having had to cancel in 2020, and again in 2021 as we could not travel from Australia, at last in 2022 we could do the walk.

Shepherds Walk was extremely generous and helpful in respect of our need to cancel twice. It was well worth the wait.

Our guide Mark was helpful, friendly, and knew exactly how to pace the walk for us all.

Scaling each peak was challenging but the sense of achievement and the views were worth every step.

The accommodation coordinated by Shepherds Walks in Ingleton was brilliant. Comfortable, extremely clean, quiet and the owners so helpful and friendly.

Hopeful that in the future we will be able to join another walk organised by Shepherds Walks.

Three Peaks

Tuesday 21st June 2022 Joanna Davies

Good accommodation, company, three days superb walking. Thanks to our excellent guide Mark.

Guided 3 Peaks

Friday 14th September 2018 Vicki Duncan

This was a fantastic trip where everything was sorted for us so we had nothing to worry about. Would definitely book again!

Looking forward to the holiday

Friday 22nd January 2016 Peter Graham

Just booked on this trip for this year. If the walk is half as good as the service I have received so far it is going to be a corker, we just need some good weather please!

Great Holiday

Monday 5th October 2015 Melanie G

I came on this trip last year and it was great. Richard was very informative and it was great to complete the Yorkshire dales Three peaks as it is something that has been on my wish list.

Great company and I have since walked with with one of the ladies who i met on this holiday.

Thanks Shepherds Walks Holidays!

Ray Biggs

Ray has worked in tourism for over 30 years. He has a passion for English heritage,and has welcomed thousands of visitors to historic sites in England and guided them around houses, castles, gardens and countryside. 

Ray will guide you through the landscape, capturing the history and stories that make up the region. 

Three Peaks in Three Days - Guided - August 2024 photo's

Really enjoyed the three peaks walk. It was well organised and the walking group were great. The accomodation was very good, although the shower in the room was poor. However, that didn't deflect from the overall experience, which was first class. Just wished that the weather on the Sunday could have been better.

3rd Oct 2023 - John Sutcliffe

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